Best of Boston


1999 BEST Cake, Birthday

Party Favors


Whether you want a cake covered in flowers, ballerinas, or baseballs, this is the place. Not only does the cake taste great (especially the frosting), the decorators can reproduce any cockamamie theme your birthday boy or girl desires. We’ve gobbled… read more»

1998 BEST Cake, Birthday

May’s Cake House


The problem with most birthday cakes is that the better they look— all flowers and scrolls— the worse they taste. May, bless her heart, has solved the dilemma. She compliments her delicate batters with light mousses and whipped creams, then… read more»

1998 BEST Cake, Ice Cream

The Ice Cream Works


The best thing about an ice cream cake is that once it comes out of the freezer, the party has to begin. Think of two of your favorite flavors of ice cream, throw in a handful of M&M’s, add in… read more»

1997 BEST Cake, Birthday

Alden Merrell


Alden Merrell’s chocolate-fudge layer cake, topped with a velvety sour-cream frosting, is so rich and delicious, you’ll actually look forward to your birthday. For something a little different, try the carrot cake, spiced just right and slathered in cream-cheese icing. read more»

1996 BEST Cake, Whipped-Cream

Peach’s & Cream


They have a way with cream here, in pastries and cakes. Best of all is the signature Peach’s & Cream Cake: layers of light, moist golden cake, delectable pastry cream, sliced peaches and strawberries, and whipped cream. A taste of… read more»

1995 BEST Cake

This Takes the Cake


This Takes the Cake specializes in cakes that are as delicious as they are beautiful. Try the classic combination of moist golden cake with chocolate butter-cream frosting—made with real butter. Or the reverse—rich chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream. Either… read more»

1992 BEST Cake, Chocolate, Light

Japonaise Bakery


Honestly, we don’t know whether it has fewer calories than any other chocolate cake, but we can eat a dozen slices of this featherweight chocolate banana cake without feeling guilty. That’s our definition of lite. read more»

1991 BEST Cake, Chocolate

East Coast Grill


Chef Chris Schlesinger takes us back to the wonder years with his super chocolate mayonnaise cake. (The mayo’s in the batter.) read more»

1982 BEST Cake, Carrot

Sweet Sis

West Newton

Incredibly moist and fragrant was our consensus. And why is it that all of a sudden Newton has become a hotbed of culinary art? read more»

1981 BEST Cake, Chocolate

Rosie’s Bakery


We’re thinking of the Chocolate Orgasm, a fudge brownie with chocolate frosting. read more»